Quota restrictions and intra-firm reallocations: Evidence from Chinese exports to the US
Richard Upward () and
Zheng Wang ()
Economics Letters, 2016, vol. 144, issue C, 71-74
We study how Chinese textile and clothing firms adjusted the product structure of their exports to the US, as triggered by the termination of Multifiber Arrangement (MFA) quotas. We find that the removal of MFA quotas induced firms to expand their product scope while reducing the concentration on their core product. These effects are strong for domestic and foreign privately-owned firms, but insignificant for state-owned firms.
Keywords: Quota; MFA; Textile; Product scope; Product concentration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D22 F13 L67 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:144:y:2016:i:c:p:71-74
Access Statistics for this article
Economics Letters is currently edited by Economics Letters Editorial Office
More articles in Economics Letters from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Dana Niculescu ().